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Emergency? Fulton County officials grapple with ambulance service shutdowns

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County isn’t prepared yet to assume administration of all emergency medical services within its borders. Officials maintain numerous issues must be pondered before they take that step forward. But authorities are gearing up for that possibility, especially after the ...

Ames Museum keeps village history alive

AMES — The village of Ames was once part of a bustling region—Ames, Buell and Sprout Brook—with some 30,000 residents. In the 1870s and 1880s, it was “the largest hop-growing region in the United States,” said village historian and Ames Museum curator Dennis Malcolm. “We shipped ...

More work is slated for the Karg site

JOHNSTOWN — More environmental work is in store for the city-owned, 5.4-acre former Karg Bros. tannery site. The Common Council will consider approval of a $1,635 agreement with Arcadis at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The firm will complete additional work required ...

College fair is set for Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — The annual Tri-County Counselors Association College Fair is set for Tuesday in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Physical Education Building. During the free event, high school students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 70 ...

Gloversville grapples with parking enforcement

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials this week discussed how to enforce downtown parking restrictions following the April ruling from a federal appeals court that deemed the chalking of tires to be unconstitutional. Sixth Ward Councilman Wrandy Siarkowski broached the subject of enforcement of ...

Crime victims positions abolished

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday abolished two positions that over the years assisted the county’s crime victims. The board ended the crime victim services coordinator and crime victim services assistant positions in the county District Attorney’s Office. ...

Town officials address container storage

MAYFIELD — Town officials addressed a growing concern expressed by residents over the visual aesthetics of the increasing use of tractor trailer containers for storage. A proposed “box trailer law” is being drafted to smooth the residents concerns about trailers and campers being not ...

STFSL housing goal attained

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living, after more than 12 years of effort, the goal of affordable senior citizen housing in the village of Northville is about to be realized, according to a news release. The STFSL was formed in 2006 to promote affordable senior housing ...

Sheriff’s authorized to buy equipment

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Monday was authorized to purchase over $108,000 worth of equipment and services as part of its CAD/RMS System upgrade project. Action by the Board of Supervisors at the County Office Building improves the law enforcement capabilities ...

Seniors protest against center board

GLOVERSVILLE — Area seniors gathered outside of the Gloversville Senior Center in protest on Wednesday before an emergency Board of Directors meeting called over the announced resignation of Center Director Ellie DiScioscia effective Sept. 20. DiScioscia submitted a letter of resignation to ...

Special ed director resigning

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s special education director has submitted her resignation. The Board of Education on Sept. 5 at Johnstown High School accepted the resignation of Sarah Sweet as director of special education, pupil services and special programs. The ...

Always Remembering

BROADALBIN — Firefighters, emergency crews, veterans, law enforcement and members of the public gathered Wednesday night during the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor those that lost their lives amid the tragic events which took place 18 years ago. ...

Caseworker position created

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted to create a Department of Social Services caseworker for the Gloversville Enlarged School District’s School Intervention Partnership Program, or SIPP. The action by supervisors at the County Office Building means DSS will ...

NLH reveals new wall mural

GLOVERSVILLE —Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home revealed its waterfall mosaic art in the Reflection Garden on Aug. 29. The mural is 12-feet high and almost 9-feet wide. To make the creation and installation more manageable, the mural was divided into six sections. The mural is ...

Never forget

As the nation marks 18 years since the deadly attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, officials and residents from around the region are doing their part to keep the memory of those who perished alive, with memorials slated at both Fulton-Montgomery Community College and the ...

Council holds off rezoning ex-golf club

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday tabled action on legislation to rezone the former Pine Brook Golf Club property on South Main Street from residential to commercial after a neighboring homeowner questioned the implications of reclassifying the 150 acre parcel. The Common Council ...

School district approves solar power purchase

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Monday approved a solar power purchase agreement with the developers of a community solar project planned at the former city landfill. The city awarded a contract to Ameresco Inc. in August 2018 for construction ...

County opts out of solar tax exemptions

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted a local law opting out of automatic state tax law exemptions for solar farm projects. Action by the board at the County Office Building followed a public hearing, in which three people spoke. Opposing the law were ...

Music on the Porch lineup

GLOVERSVILLE — Four local musical acts will perform on four front porches surrounding Melchior Park at the second annual Music on the Porch. This event, to be held this year on Sunday, Sept. 22, brings people together to enjoy music and socialize while also serving as the largest annual ...

District goals, vision outlined

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District administration discussed a vision and proposed district goals with the Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. “We got a good starting point,” declared board President Christopher Tallon, following a lengthy ...